Sunday, February 10, 2008
quote of the day
So on the way home from second Sunday dinner tonight (during which Jon was at church working on tithing, Ila had shattered, yes shattered, a drinking glass with her brute strength and a fork, Isaac had a bloody nose, and Ruby had filled her diaper with liquid poop) Isaac said something to me in his utter exhaustion for which I hadn't prepared myself. I could almost imagine him saying it to me later in life after I'd made his curfew 10:30 on the weekends or not let him hang out with certain friends, but never in a million years have I thought he'd say this to me as a four year old.
After I'd told him (and not even yelled at him) that it was time to be quiet until we got home, he said with all the audacity he could muster,"Mom, I love Lola and I love Ila but I don't love y...". Despite the fact he didn't finish his thought in it's entirety, he made his point.
It kind of got me thinking. I know my four year old loves me. But now that I'm over the initial shock of what was said, I realize the importance of love. I'd never want someone I value to come even close to experiencing those feelings I had in the first moments after he said those words. So during this all important week of love, I'm grateful Isaac helped me come to understand that loving people and doing and saying things to facilitate them FEELING my love is paramount. Camille, aka Uncle Beal, is cherished in our family for always reminding us that love is all we need. And tonight that rang true for me more than ever. I love you Isaac.
Posted by Callie Canlas at 7:12 PM